Tucson Lifestyle March 2015 : Page 5

Q A I used to have severe acne, and it left scars on my face. A friend with acne scars had a treatment called laser resurfacing. It helped a lot but he missed a week of work to heal. I’d like to have the same treatment, but can’t take a whole week off . Are there other treatments that heal more quickly? For Your Skinformation. Q A At the pool the other day, my girlfriend teased me about my love handles. She was just joking, but it bothered me because I do have a roll around my middle. I usually don’t take off my shirt in public because I’m embarrassed about it. I read online about a treatment called “CoolSculpting” that sounded interesting–what do you think about it? CoolSculpting is a completely noninvasive treatment to eliminate unwanted fat. It’s popular for treating the love handles, tummy, back, thighs, and arms. The CoolSculpting device uses an FDA-cleared, patented cooling technology to permanently destroy fat cells in just one hour. Both safe and eff ective, it is the number one noninvasive body contouring procedure. Skin Spectrum performs the most CoolSculpting treatments in the southwest region. We are the only practice in Tucson with two devices, dual sculpting, allowing the procedure to be done bilaterally in half the time. Yes. Your doctor can recommend the best plan to treat your acne scars. In many cases, laser resurfacing yields the most improvement, but usually takes one week for the skin to heal. At Skin Spectrum, we now use the state-of-the-art DeepFX laser, designed to treat scars even better than traditional resurfacing, and healing more quickly, typically in 2-3 days. We often include the DeepFX laser as part of a comprehensive scar treatment program. Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. ® © 2014 Skin Spectrum 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 skinspectrum.com

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